An enjoyable and successful morning of reading for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon! Taking a break now for lunch and a couple of errands, and then back to my reading of books with GARDEN AT THE HEART!
It’s been an awfully busy week…so this afternoon is just for reading! No appointments, meetings, or interruptions. Just reading…
I’m posting this detail from a painting by John William Waterhouse just because I found it so beautiful.
I have sometimes dreamt that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards — their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble — the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”
Today we celebrate Virginia Woolf who was born on this day in 1882.
If you don’t like the book, you do not have to read it. Put it aside and read something you do like, because there is no reason at all why you should read what bores you during your serious reading time. You have to read enough boring stuff in the ordinary way of life without extending the borders of ennui. But if you do like the book, if it engages you seriously, do not rush at it. Read it at the pace when you can pronounce and hear every word in your own head. Read eloquently.
~ Robertson Davies
“World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.”
So, Happy World Book Day to you! May your day be filled with books and wonderful stories!